There are just seven weeks to go to TEDxWinnipeg 2017! This week, guests are being notified of whether their application was accepted to attend. In the meantime, learn a little bit more about the speakers who will be spreading their big ideas at TEDxWinnipeg on June 6!
Ali Saeed talks about refugees and the need to speak up against oppression (The Times).
Dené Sinclair talks about how indigenous people participate in tourism (The Lance).
What role do you perform for TEDxWinnipeg?
I chair the Guest Selection and Guest Experience committee. First and foremost, we create the application process, collect all data, and select (with a blind application process) those who get a coveted seat to the event. On top of that, we deal with every touch point for event guests when they are not sitting watching the talks. So my committee creates ice breaker games, and networking / communication activities (that happen in the lobby) for all breaks between speakers. Basically we handle everything that our guests experience when they don’t have their bum in a seat!
What motivates you?
I’m constantly trying to perfect the way I express sound. It’s not easy trying to capture a song onto canvas; the lines shift in such a quick way that I often struggle with getting the feel of it right, or the colour, and I never feel like I can do it justice. That challenge pushes me forward, to try new things, to experiment until I find the right texture or shade, to be a little less careful when I move onto a new piece.
What motivates you?
So much actually, but the biggest thing for me is seeing how technology is impacting our world. When I was a kid I dreamed about machines that could build any object I wanted, pocket sized computers, and a helmet that could let you travel anywhere. Now as an adult I get to witness my own daughter experience all this amazing technology.
TEDxWinnipeg is pleased to announce the speaker lineup for 2016. This year, 11 talented and engaging local thought leaders will join headliners Israel Idonije and Dr. Nicole Buckley on June 2nd at the Tom Hendry Warehouse Theatre to share their “ideas worth spreading.”
Joining TEDxWinnipeg 2016: